Music Without Borders

UChicago Presents’ newest series brings sounds from around the globe to Chicago, showcasing contemporary artists who blend world traditions with modern styling. In its first season (2017-18), UChicago Presents partnered with the University of Chicago’s Committee on South Asian Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies to present concerts as well as lectures and panel discussions by Carnatic vocalist and social activist TM Krishna, traditional Korean crossover ensemble Black String, and Iraqi oud-player and refugee Rahim AlHaj. The 2018-19 season of Music Without Borders features world-renowned Chinese pipa player Wu Man, the balalaika band Russian Renaissance, and Puerto Rican ensemble Plena Libre, the 2019-20 Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago.